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8:00 a.m., mid 50s, of 6 66 for lunch, high of 70 this afternoon. 9:00, 10:00 tomorrow morning, a band of showers, maybe heavy rain saturday night into sunday morning. cooler and clearer sunday. the seven day forecast in a few minutes. you're never more than seven minutes away from weather and traffic on wbtv news this morning. first alert traffic brought to you by toyota of north charlotte. >> john: here is a live look at the current conditions map and good news for your friday morning commute. there are no significant issues on any of the interstates, even i-485, there may be your typical slow downs in those areas where traffic gets congested but no wrecks. a live look at i-77 at the state line, a lot of traffic but again, no issues on the interstates that will slow you down except for the usual volume issues. >> christine: a family in gaston county is calling their six year
to safety when a fire broke out in their home in belmont. sky 3 was the first on the scene on clay street when it happened yesterday evening. wbtv's mark davenport is live with the story this morning. so mark, tell us how the young man helped get everyone out. >> reporter: christine, he was the only person inside the house that heard the fire crackling, he immediately got everyone's attention in the home and got them out the back door before the flames took over the rest of the place. i want to show you video of what that house looks like this morning. it was completely torched by the fire overnight. six-year-old carter lost most of favorite things. his family members. the boy heard the fire before he saw it and when he saw it, he acted fast, got his mom out of the bathroom, woke up woke up grandma. hero. everywhere. i couldn't even see whether we
was scary. >> it was like a crashing window. >> 30 seconds after we came out the roof started collapsing, i'm glad we got out when we did. >> reporter: sounds like a narrow escape. three people in the house, mom, grandma and carter, all got to safety. fire. they are staying at a hotel until they find another place to live permanently. mark davenport, wbtv on your side. >> john: new information one of two teens accused of shooting at police in east charlotte is out of jail this morning. investigators say two plain closed police officer were chasing after a 13 and 14-year-old at milton near barrington road. one of the teens opened fire. no one was hurt, police chased custody. officers haven't released the names of the teens because they are minors, the 14-year-old who police say pulled the trigger has been released to his parents. >> christine: a man shot by
we're learning he may have been a suspect in a kidnapping and police chase in south carolina a few years ago. investigators till us dennis matthew penny, jr., shot by deputies wednesday night in anson county. we told you about the story as breaking news yesterday morning. deputies called to a home for a welfare check when penny exchanged gunfire. he was taken to the hospital where he died yesterday afternoon, deputies with the chesterfield county sheriff's office believe he may have abducted his children in 2012. the sbi is assisting in the investigation. >> john: the trial of a man accused of ordering the killings of this lake wylie couple was deplayed. deplayed -- delayed. jamell cureton is a high ranking member of the bloods gang,
he had doug and debbie london murder soded so doug london could not testify in a robbery case. >> christine: a lincoln county employee faces charges after investigators say he stole thousands of gallons of gas on the taxpayer's dime. joseph gibson used his government-issued fuel card at various gas stations loading up on more than than 9,000 gallons of gas. he was caught on video in a truck with a large fuel tank. he is facing felony embezzlement and fraud charges. more than 100 gambling machines were confiscated from 48 businesses in gaston county, as you can see, wbtv was there as some of the machines were hauled back to the gaston county police department. the business owners who operated the machines will face misdemeanor charges. more than 44 officers from
police say the money will go to the local school system. >> john: opponents of the non-discrimination ordinance will speak. the news conference will be held pushing for governor pat mccrory and north carolina general assembly to hold a special session to stop the ordinance before it takes effect april 1st. the ordinance has been at the center of controversy since it was passed by charlotte city council. supporter fos outside the generals spoke out yesterday.they said it gives people in the lgbt community protections from discrimination. opponents say a safety issue to allow transgender people to use the bathroom with which they identify. >> i, for one, am tired of being denied rest room use. i, for one, am tired of being
i, for one, am sick of getting my food spit in. it is time for a change. >> allowing men in womens bathrooms or locker rooms or changing rooms puts women and children in grave danger. >> governor pat mccrory says lawmakers should take care of it at the end of april, a special session costs too much money. >> christine: north carolina cole ash commission has been disbanded. it was formed while duke energy closed coal ash ponds. an email quoted the commission's director as saying the commission is no longer a legal entity. bank of america announcing one of the directors will be
according to our partner, the retirement is effect i have at the annual shareholders meeting. plenty ahead live on wbtv news this morning. >> john: people in one catawba county neighborhood are attacked by hawks on their own street! this morning we're telling you how they are protecting themselves. right now get a quick check of the first alert weather, we have 55 degrees in charlotte, 45 up in boone, 55 in chester, a little mild out there but boy by the weekend will get cooler. a live look at i-77 at the state line, traffic is flowing smoothly right now. we expect a little congestion as the morning goes along. remember, you're never more than seven minutes away from weather
wbtv news this morning. >> john: ten after 6:00. several stories to stick around for. all new in the 6:30 half hour, at 6:34, a plane from north carolina forced to make an emergency landing after being struck by lightning. we'll hear from passengers who describe the experience. is the city of charlotte at risk of zika outbreak? at 6:42, on your side with the results of new research. a video of a fox is going viral on social media, we're going to show you what he can do has everyone smiling. you don't want to miss this, that is at 6:56. right now over to kristen miranda. >> christine: she is getting details, with new details on ebola in africa. >> kristen: a couple new developments to tell you about. world health organization is saying that sierra leone's ministry of health and sanitation announced the end of a recent flare-up of ebola in the west african country. that is good news there.
that the world health organization confirmed two people tested positive for ebola in guinea and they are sending as of today, i believe, epidemiologists and vaccination team you can see on the tweet to support the response. while one country is sort of celebrating the end of ebola for now, another one is dealing with another flare up. we'll keep an eye on the situation in west africa and let you know if we hear anything more about the team of epidemiologists and what they are doing. >> christine: as many as 100 people will be losing jobs in pineville soon, the kohl's in carolina pavilion is one of 18 stores nationwide closing. the department store announced it would be shutting down under-performing stores in february. it released a full list yesterday. so that pineville location will be closed on june 19th. >> john: residents of a community in hickory worried
they have a nest in a tree they have been swooping down and attacking anyone who gets too close. neighbors started wearing protective gear, putting on helmets and carrying wiffle ball bats. >> come up from behind and get you in the back of the head. >> i thought i got hit by a basketball. >> john: steve ohnesorge put on his army helmet working on the story. this is the sixth year the hawks have been nesting here. neighbors have put up spikes in trees but they find other spots. the hawks are a protected species you can't shoot them. >> christine: you're never more than seven minutes away from weather and traffic on wbtv news this morning. here is meterologist chris larson. >> chris: quiet end to the work week across the charlotte area, right now 53 hickory, 45 in boone, 55 charlotte, 57 degrees in monroe, let's switch over to max 2 and take a look at what to expect for this afternoon.
there you go, power doppler is quiet in the charlotte area, up to statesville back toward morganton, we did see a band of thicker cloud cover out to our east earlier this morning, it rides up along the carolina coastline, all the rain showers down toward charleston. in the weekend, though, we'll see a southerly system develop at the surface, work across the carolinas and then upper level low, trough of low pressure swinging in, really dropping our temperatures saturday and sunday. futurecast for today, this is our rapid refresh model, next 24 hours, partly cloudy this afternoon, thin high clouds across the charlotte area, and quiet, really very little to no rain chance this afternoon. at temperatures are seasonable, well above average for the charlotte area at 70. average high now 63. 9262 in boone, blowing rock. as early as tomorrow morning and for saturday evening, overnight in sunday morning, we have rain in the forecast.
we'll look at that and the temperatures for the weekend in a few minutes. first alert traffic brought to you by toyota of north charlotte. >> christine: we're watching the 6:00 a.m. commute, no accidents being worked by cmpd, that is good news as you're waking up and heading out the door. a few slow downs on 51 right near the arboretum at providence road. maybe watch for that as you travel there. a little slow at 74 on independence boulevard as you get closer to albermarle, in fact let's take a live look at independence, this is near briar creek right now, traffic picking up a little bit, volume-wise but no slow downs on independence so if you use that stretch you're good to go. >> john: a special shout out at granite falls elementary school, i got to visit there, second graders there, so much fun. we talked about reading and how important it is. read a good book, great time. the students want to be the best
including that goofy guy in the middle. special thanks to virginia travis and entire staff at granite falls for their wonderful hospitality. >> christine: look at those smiles, they had a good time. the presidential candidate you vote for could greatly impact how much money you make. make. >> john: on "cbs this morning," which plan is good for your wallet and economy. >> christine: half of the first round of the ncaa tournament nights books. highlights and a look ahead today. wbtv is always on your side in your community. good morning, it is 6:16. we built our factories here
nissan honda hd tower cam, nice start to the morning out there. 55 degrees in share, but right charlotte. kristen miranda was promising new video that has gotten in, here right now, right, kristen? >> kristen: we were able to turn it around, i want you to look. this is a situation in spain that was uncovered this morning, literally uncovered. i want you to watch what happens under here. there are two people in the trunk of this vehicle, they are alive. but they were found by police, they were intercepted hiding in the double bottom of a rear trunk of a car while they were trying to get into spain. it doesn't detail exactly how investigators and police knew they were there but look, they put a false bottom in the trunk of this vehicle in order to get these migrants in spain and get them to a better life and better situation. so just incredible video that got us all talking, i wanted to show it to all of you at home. >> john: charlotte hornets looking to climb the eastern
during a trip to miami. they trailed by 15 in this one, but this is a good team and the hornets come back, big al jefferson and kemba walker having 21 points, the hornets win again, 109-106. next up, home game against the nuggets, tomorrow night. >> christine: the first round of the ncaa tournament continues today. unc asheville will play villanova at 12:40. two other teams from north carolina advanced. duke taking on unc wilmington and seahawks would keep it close much of the way. plum ley and allen and ingram were too much. they play yale saturday at 2:40 right here on wbtv. that is going to be quite the match-up, yale coming off a huge upset. top-seeded unc got all it
a one-point game at the half. the heels would win easily, going on a good run in the beginning of the second half, 83-67 the final. 9:40. a look at games to catch on wbtv news. wbtv. we have live coverage until 5:00. followed by the news. night games begin at 7:00. resume monday. check out the full schedule at wbtv.com. >> john: that yale game was the first time they have been in the ncaa tournament since 1924. >> chris: wow. >> christine: they are excited. >> john: we will see how they do against duke. could be a good game. >> chris: duke shown weakness. >> christine: not as deep. >> chris: maybe a great game.
we head in the weekend. we have rain showers in the forecast for saturday and sunday. so a cool-down for the weekend, then a rapid warming trend. this is a great shot from at allen elementary school in concord. over the last three hours, and you can see the mid and high level cloud deck we saw earlier this morning, there at the end of the loop beginning to break apart. the mid-level clouds showing some weakness, some peeks of clear sky above that. in charlotte right now, we're partly cloudy, temperatures mild in the mid 50s, relative humidity, 42%. dew point at 32, winds out of the north, northeast at 6-miles-per-hour. there is the line of the thicker clouds, it started back across charlotte area, now pushing out to the east, clear skies in the foothills and the mountains, the storm track for today will be well down to our south. charleston getting early morning rain showers and then rain back in the birmingham area, and south toward columbus, georgia this morning. we will see the showers move in the charlotte area, early
see showers and storms tomorrow afternoon. 45 boone, 55 charlotte, 57 right now in gastonia, 24 hour temperature change, we're seven degrees warmer in charlotte this morning than we were 24 hours ago about three degrees warmer in boone. for today, 62 boone, 61 jefferson, in the foothills, 73 morganton, 72 taylorsville. this afternoon and across the piedmont, upper 60s and low 70s if here is the first alert futurecast as we head in the afternoon. sunshine, high clouds, but look at moisture surging in to the area. as early as tomorrow morning, 10:00 a.m., rain showers, another round of heavier rain coming in saturday night and into sunday morning. and colder air, even a few snow showers for the mountains, early on sunday morning. and then we warm back up. so the temperatures for the weekend, 58 on saturday, overnight lows in the upper 30s with rain showers sunday morning and high of 53 degrees.
drying out and clearing off. sunshine, 56 monday, back in the mid 60s on tuesday. and as we head in the middle of the week, 72 wednesday. 77 again on thursday. that is a check of the first alert forecast, guys, back first alert traffic brought to you by toyota of north charlotte. >> john: here is a live look at current conditions map and most of it is in green which indicates that things are moving pretty smoothly this morning. there are no reports of any significant issues out there. although we do have a call of report of careless reckless driving along harland street, if you're in that area keep it in mind. a live look at i-85 south of the 29/49 highway, and you can see traffic is picking up there but again, there are no significant issues that will slow you down except typical volume that we have every morning. >> christine: a box is found
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>> christine: next at 6:30, an emergency meeting about problems for people living near one charlotte-mecklenburg school. this morning they say it is because of students who are are supposed to be in school. >> john: plus, a new bill in south carolina aims to keep your kids safe from internet predators. all new, we hear from the girl the bill is named for. >> christine: a plane flying from north carolina, struck by
passengers said it was terrifying. >> john: gad to haveglad to have you waking up with us, i'm john carter. >> christine: i'm christine sperow. some of you are heading out the door here is meterologist chris larson to help you get prepared. >> chris: broke a record on wednesday, mid 80s, cooler temperatures around the corner heading in the weekend. today, partly cloudy, 66, for the lunch hour, highs in the upper 60s and low 70s this afternoon. currently, 45 boone, 55 shelby, 54 chester, 53 in albermarle. we have seen bands of thin, mid-level clouds sliding across the charlotte area, heavier out to the east right now but the storm track for today stays down to the south. moisture working in and colder air aloft, also coming in for saturday and sunday. afternoon. sunny skies, and a few clouds,
the lower 60s up in the high country. it is early tomorrow morning at 10:00 a.m., could be looking at rain showers and heavier rain saturday night, early in sunday morning before we clear things out again and warm up early next week. we'll look at all that in a few minutes. first alert traffic brought to you by toyota of north charlotte. >> john: right now a live look at current conditions map, you can see there on highway 16, providence road, slow downs already, couple other areas, too. for the most part everything is in green, traffic is flowing smoothly. east 11th street and north brevard, there is debris or something in the road causing blockage. here is a live look at i-77 at lasalle, traffic is picking up but you can see no issues to slow you down. remember, you're never more than seven minutes away from weather and traffic on wbtv news this morning. >> christine: concerns for
meeting. >> john: students causing trouble when they are supposed to be in school. wbtv's mark davenport joins us now live in charlotte with more on this story. mark, what are some of the issues people are having? >> reporter: john, a long list. we talk to people last night at the meeting. they told us a bunch of things. all the problems they are having with the students that should be in school that aren't in school. some of the things they've seen, cars broken into, stuff stolen from their homes, seen kids out in the streets getting in fights during school hours. a lot of different things going on and they need those problems addressed. that is why the emergency meeting was held overnight. get you inside the meeting last night. video that we got there. neighbors had a chance to voice concerns with cms and cmpd. residents, older neighbors say they are worried things will get worse where they are. cms says they addressed the problems of kids skipping school but been a challenge. they are working on solutions.
has nine buildings, 2100 students. they need more staff to control all the children on that campus. neighbors left that meeting last night wondering if anything will ever change. >> we feel like that there's no one in charge. they're not accountable. no one is held accountable for these children. >> reporter: last night at the meeting cmpd says west meck has an sro but they will be addressing these concerns head-on, partnering with the school. we'll follow the story for you right here on wbtv. reporting live, mark davenport, wbtv on your side. >> christine: thanks, mark. all new, lawmakers in south carolina introduced a bill aimed at fighting internet predators. alicia's law, an internet safety initiative to help fund the internet crimes against children task force. the bill was named after a pittsburgh woman, kidnapped and tortured at the age of 13 by someone she met on the internet. she talked yesterday about the
enforcement agencies with more tools to combat internet predators. >> the law enforcement officers are my angels. they gave me a second chance at life. but there are so many children, i'm not the only one. you can't say okay we saved this kid now we're done it is over, all the kids are saved. that is not the case at all. there are so many children. >> christine: alan wilson says since 2005 there have been 603 arrests in the stays, 417 convictions for internet-related crimes against children. alicia's law in effect in ten states. >> john: a box found in south carolina with the label "human remains" was full of rotten vegetables. found in horry county with what and to be blood on the outside. when they opened it, they found a deteriorating tomato, onion and unidentified liquid. unclear how the box wound up there. >> christine: another story all
airlines flight from north carolina to new york was forced to make an emergency landing. flight wa from raleigh-durham to laguardia, hit turbulence and struck by lightning. the plane landed safely at new york's jfk airport last night. passengers described the terrifying experience. >> it was bad. i thought we got hit by a missile. >> no. >> it was a flash of light and big explosion. the plane dipped about 100 feet, i don't know, felt like i was on a roller coaster and i smelled smoke. >> no one was hurt, the federal aviation administration is investigating. >> john: it is national child passenger safety week and we're on your side helping parents make sure their child's car seat is properly installed. there are two car seat safety check in our area today, charlotte-mecklenburg police holding a check this morning from 9:30 until 11:30 at freedom division office on wilkinson boulevard.
from 8:00 until 11:30 at the headquarters on pleasant road in fort mill. seat. now 6:35, get over to kristen miranda. >> christine: she has more brand new details right, kristen, of this crash involving a deputy in north carolina? >> kristen: last hour i was telling you about the serious crash between a sheriff's deputy vehicle and atv in lee county, north carolina up toward raleigh. i do have new details on this accident and i can show you new pictures from the scene. we have just learned sheriff's deputy manuel torres has been taken to the hospital after this crash and the man on the atv, 32-year-old shelton mcclain of sanford, has died. he died at the scene. this was a head-on collision, police say mcclain was driving the atv in the middle of the road at 1:00 this morning when the deputy came on the scene and you can see in this photo here the damage to the front of the deputy's vehicle.
turned deadly, man on the atv killed, and the investigation is underway. back to you. >> christine: top stories across the nation and around the world. >> john: many republicans are trying to stop donald trump, a group of leader is calling for a unity ticket to stop trump from winning the presidential nomination. according to a source, they discussed a possible unity ticket involving ted cruz and john kasich. both are currently behind trump in the republican delegate race. sources say they didn't commit to the joint ticket because of the egos involved. >> christine: bernie sanders is conceding to hillary clinton in missouri's democratic primary. sanders says it is unlikely the results will affect the awarding of delegates in the state. that earned clinton a five-state sweep in tuesday's contest. the republicans are still waiting on final results out of
>> john: rick snyder is urging congress to pass $220 million bill to help fix the water contamination crisis in flint. call came during a hearing yesterday during which lawmakers on both sides blasted snyder and epa administrator gina mccarthy for their response, calling for both to resign. >> christine: 6:38, i-77 at lasalle street exit, north and southbound traffic looking thicker right now, so just keep that in mind if you're about to head out the door. go do meteorologist al conklin. >> chris: weather fine for friday morning commute as we head toward the rush hour, partly cloudy, 55 degrees here in the charlotte area, with a northeast wind at 6-miles-per-hour. we saw heavier cloud cover this morning, that band of mid and high level clouds now sliding out to the east just a bit, so we will see nice breaks of sunshine this afternoon, the numale fishing forecast today,
at 8:00 a.m., in the mid 60s by the lunch hour, partly cloudy and a high of 70 this afternoon. do plan for much colder temperatures as we head in the weekend. so highs only in the 50s with rain showers saturday and early into sunday and then a rapid warming trend early next week, look at all that coming up in a few minutes. >> john: next on wbtv news this morning -- >> christine: new research reveal what american cities are most at risk for zika outbreaks. we'll show you the map and tell you what the research says about charlotte. >> john: are you in the market for a new phone, perhaps? on your side with information you need to know to get the best price for your old phone. you might be surprised how much you can get. a look at what is coming up
21 minutes before 7:00. bringing you the latest updates live from the alert center thanks for choosing wbtv news this morning. >> christine: new research estimates 50 u.s. cities may be at risk of zika virus outbreaks panic. look at the map as you can see most of the at-risk cities are are in the southeast. miami, on lan doe orlando face the highest risk. charlotte is a moderate risk. if the u.s. sees outbreaks they won't be on the scale of what happened in brazil. most likely occur on a local level. it can cause birth defect that causes be a normally small heads in babies. >> john: if you're in the market for new phone, we have details on how to get the best price for your old phone.
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geno wants another one. he's greedy. >> christine: share the wealth. >> chris: share the love. cooler temperatures in the weekend. a live look at at allen elementary school, this is sort of a time last lapse, the deck of mid and high-level clouds kept temperatures up. we have a bit of clearing still just partly cloudy here in the charlotte area, 55 degrees, relative humidity, 42%, winds coming out of the northeast at 6-miles-per-hour. charlotte area neighborhoods generally in the 50s here, 55 charlotte, 58 cornelius, a little cooler, northbound coulwood, 49 mountain island lake, 53 at the arboretum. east and west of us, to hickory to the west, 53 degrees, 47 wadesboro, 55 in cheraw, and looking at the power doppler network, you can see that line from raleigh down to
carolinas, down toward charleston, they saw early morning rain showers. the storm track will stay to the south, back to the west, we do have an area of low pressure developing over the gulf coast states and a trough aloft withch will drop the temperatures as we roll in the weekend on saturday and sunday. the line of clouds pushing to the east over the last couple hours this morning. right now, 55 boone, 64 morganton, 64 shelby, 67 there in albermarle. so those are the forecast temperatures as we head in the evening, 70 charlotte, 57 in boone, 68 hickory, 70 in rockingham and late tonight, early saturday morning. 58 charlotte, 47 boone and 56 degrees up around hickory. the seven day forecast looks like this. we do have rain showers about a 50% chance, some light showers tomorrow morning and then a heavier batch coming in saturday night and into sunday morning. now i think by sunday afternoon
will be cool, 53 degrees, that is the high on sunday afternoon. and with clearing skies and lighter winds, it is cold, monday morning. 33 degrees to start monday morning, 32 on tuesday morning, so if you already put some of the tender plants in the ground and they sprouted you might want to cover those up. 56 to 65 on tuesday, and a good looking warming trend, high pressure builds, a southerly flow back with you, 72 and sunshine on wednesday, back to 77 on thursday. that is a check of the first alert forecast, john and christine, over to you. >> first alert traffic brought to you by toyota of north charlotte. >> john: right now a live look at your current conditions map and you can see most of it is in green right now, so no significant accidents or wrecks to tell you about along the interstates. we have your typical slow downs because of volume. a live look at i-85 at statesville, traffic is a little thick out there this morning,
remember, you're never more than seven minutes away from weather and traffic on wbtv news this morning. >> christine: 6:47 now, kristen miranda has been getting latest news coming in on stories just hitting the wires. she is in the alert center on the details of a death of emmy award winning actor. >> kristen: do you remember this man's face? this is larry drake, if you watched la law, best known as benny, the development developmentally disabled messenger. he was 66 years old, just died. the cause of his death not known but his manager said he was struggling with health problems. but yeah, you just when you think back to be that character and show if you were around when la law was on you remember him and such a moving performance. he won two emmys. back to you. >> christine: we all were around for the record. >> john: that was a good show. after the break, we'll show you the fox that has millions laughing on social media.
switch over to our sister station bounce tv in a few minutes. talking about the first round of the ncaa tournament, it has lived up to the hype so far. sirius radio host mark packer will be live in studio to talk about the action and slate of games today. that and so much more. from 7:00 to 9:00 a.m. on bounce tv. here is where to find bounce based on your cable provider or live stream the newscast at wbtv.com/live. >> coming up, a threat against donald trump's family. latest on the f.b.i. and secret service investigation in a suspicious letter. how the leading candidates wallet. more real news, coming up on
>> john: 6:52, eight minutes before 8:00. a quick look at top local stories. >> christine: a six-year-old boy being called a hero after he helped his family get out of their burning home. carter englert rushed to find his mom and led them out of the house. two of the cats were killed. firefighters say the home is a total loss. >> john: opponents to the non-discrimination ordinance will urge law makers to take immediate action. they will hold a news conference pushing for the governor and general assembly to hold a special session to stop the ordinance before it takes effect april 1st. >> christine: you're never more than seven minutes away from
here is meteorologist al is -- meterologist chris larson. >> chris: high of 70 this afternoon, upper 60s, low 70s for your friday. currently in boone it is 46 degrees, 42 morganton, 55 charlotte and 57 in monroe. power doppler radar, we started out with mostly cloudy skies but that band of mid and high level clouds sort of shifting out to the east right now. we will see the moisture return and rain showers cooler temperatures ahead for the weekend. 58 degrees on saturday afternoon, rain showers saturday night, into sunday morning, that is the primary focus and then by sunday afternoon, drying back out. we have sunny, cool starts, morning lows in the low 30s on monday morning, 56 degrees on monday afternoon. by wednesday, back in the low 70s. that is a check of the first alert forecast. first alert traffic brought to you by toyota of north charlotte. >> christine: brand new accident we're watching on i-77 in the northbound lanes prior to exit 28. there is a crash involving a
the lookout for that. expect delays around that exit, exit 28 catawba avenue exit. that is on 77 northbound. let's take you live to i-77 at mile marker 22, you can see good bit of volume on the roads at this hour but this stretch looking pretty good. kristen miranda now with the three big stories we need to watch. >> kristen: the investigation in the fatal shooting in houston of police of two men suspected of robbing a furniture store. a state hearing in california to learn some from the san bernardino shootings last year. a gas facility in algeria attacked by explosives. al-qaida has attacked gas facilities in algeria before, no word if they are suspected in this case, but we will follow that story. >> christine: we're getting you ready for your friday with a little pick me up.
>> ha ha ha. >> john: ha ha ha ha. oh my gosh. that is archer, a four-year-old pet arctic fox, contagious laugh has entertained millions. million times. the owner says he's a happy fox and makes all kind of noises when he wants to go outside he makes a noise. every time her boyfriend laugh, he laughs. >> christine: i like how he turns over. >> kristen: falls right over. >> christine: i love that. super cute. >> john: crazy animals. cbs this morning is coming up right now at 7:00, we're going over to the bounce channel where
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